Faith’s feet didn’t touch the ground as he spun her around in the foyer. She held onto his neck and whimpered, “oh, Kade.”
Emotions got the best of her and a single tear made its way down her cheek as he set her down on the ground.
As he held her face in his hands, she looked deep into his emerald green eyes, which sparkled more than any picture could justify. His hair was wild and curly and bleach blond. A few random curls fell over his eyes in a sexy way. He looked like a guy off the beaches of California. Faith was lost in the whirlwind of emotions tugging at her heart.
“You’re crying. I didn’t want to make you cry!” He laughed jokingly. “But I know exactly how you feel right now.”
Faith raised her hand to wipe her tears away, but Kade beat her to it and then he replaced her tears with gentle kisses. He held onto her face once again and just stared deep into her smiling eyes. She stared back.
And that’s when she knew.
A few minutes later, Faith led Kade up to her dorm room and locked the door behind them. She wanted no interruptions as they got to know each other. They talked amicably, as they always did online. They laughed and joked together just as they had hoped for. Faith handed Kade one of his favourite brands of beer from her mini fridge and then sat down beside him and opened her own.
“My favourite beer? Are you trying to seduce me, Faith?” He asked playfully.
She giggled – yes, giggled – at his joke and then they talked about seemingly unimportant things.
“You’re so beautiful. Your pictures don’t show your true beauty.” Kade reached out for Faith’s hand.
Faith blushed and leaned up to kiss him again. “I can’t find the words to express my feelings right now. I’m not really good at this kind of stuff.”
Kade rested his forehead against hers and looked into her eyes while he whispered, “you don’t have to say anything. Just be with me, spend time with me, let me make you smile.”
Kade noticed her computer on her desk and asked if he could he could use it. When she nodded, she stood behind him as he sat down in the desk chair. She watched as he logged into the chatroom where they had met.
Her hands found his shoulders. It felt natural as she began to kneed the muscles around his neck. Blindly, he reached up to his shoulder and placed his hand over hers and gave her a gentle squeeze.
His hand returned to the keyboard and Faith watched as he typed in the public chat.
SpideyMan: Finally sitting beside LadyJustice for the first time and I think I’ve found my Dream Girl!
Kade reached up to squeeze Faith’s hand again and then he guided her onto his lap as he sat at in front of the computer. They stared into each other’s eyes for a moment before their lips met for the first time.
Faith was worried that she was shaking or that her breath was bad or that she wasn’t a good enough kisser. And then she let all her inhibitions float away as Kade pulled her in closer and kissed her deeper.
When their attention was back on the screen, they noticed that some people, who they had both chatted with, had made comments of congratulations and showed their support and excitement for them.
MushroomTop: Glad you guys have finally met!
GingerRoot: I’m so jealous! SpideyMan is hot!
CoffeeHound: Spidey, what does she look like??
Kade typed into the chatroom again.
SpideyMan: Thanks for the support, guys! CoffeeHound, she’s the hottest girl I’ve ever met!!
Faith blushed as she turned to face Kade while still sitting on his lap and watching his conversation in the chatroom. Faith’s arms found their way around Kade’s neck as he logged out of the chatroom and she kissed him again.
“This feels so surreal. Maybe you should pinch me in case I’m dreaming.” Faith smiled.
“It’s not a dream. We’re here, we’re getting along, and I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am right now.” Kade nuzzled her neck. “I never want to leave you.”
Faith pulled him in closer. “I don’t want you to leave me either. I want you to be here with me forever.”
They sat on the bed together, holding hands while they finished their drinks and talked. There was a permanent smile on each of their faces.
Once they had finished their beer, Faith’s nerves seemed to have disappeared. Her adoration for Kade had taken over and she fell hard for the man who she had met online.
Just as she was about to ask Kade if he wanted another drink, there was a knock on her door. As Faith unlocked and opened the door, Kade stood up.
Samantha barged into the room without even looking at Faith and marched straight over to Kade. After a moment, Sam turned to face Faith, “I couldn’t wait, so I had to come see him now before I leave for the bar.” After examining Kade from head to toe, Sam said, “so this is him?”
Faith nodded shyly, afraid of what Samantha might say to him.
Sam looked up, into Kade’s eyes, with a look of scrutiny. “Okay, I’ll admit, you’re damn good-looking.” She turned to Faith. “Good choice,” she said and gave Faith an acceptance wink.
Faith flushed with embarrassment.
Sam stood face to face with Kade and continued. “Here’s the deal, though. You’re going to be good to my best girl because, if you don’t, you’re going to have me to deal with. And, trust me when I say, you don’t want to have me on your bad side.”
Kade nodded, good-naturedly. “I will do my best to make Faith happy.”
Samantha smiled and then wrapped her arms around Kade’s neck. ‘It’s nice to meet you, Kade.”
Kade hugged her back and winked at Faith over Samantha’s shoulder.
Sam smiled at Faith as she made her way towards the door. “I’ll leave you two alone now. It was nice to meet you, Kade. And, Faith, call me later.”
Faith smiled and nodded as Sam closed the door on her way out.
Kade laughed. “I’m guessing that was Samantha.”
“Yeah. That’s my best friend, the one I’ve told you about over and over.”
“She’s exactly as I had imagined her to be.”
“Is that a good thing or a bad thing?” Faith asked rhetorically.
They shared a laugh even though the question went unanswered.
Silence fell over the room again. Faith turned to face Kade.
He was smiling down at her with stars in his eyes. “I have to go check into my hotel. Would you like to come with me?”
Faith nodded and they left the university.